Deviance Across Cultures / Edition 1

Deviance Across Cultures / Edition 1

by Robert Heiner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195177096

ISBN-13: 9780195177091

Pub. Date: 09/06/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Are "deviant" and "criminal" behaviors inherently wrong or evil? Taking an innovative cross-cultural approach, Deviance Across Cultures spans the globe to give instructors an invaluable new resource for investigating the social construction of deviance. From studies on prostitution and drugs to examinations of religion and corporate deviance,

Overview

Are "deviant" and "criminal" behaviors inherently wrong or evil? Taking an innovative cross-cultural approach, Deviance Across Cultures spans the globe to give instructors an invaluable new resource for investigating the social construction of deviance. From studies on prostitution and drugs to examinations of religion and corporate deviance, this anthology—a collection of both classic and contemporary articles—responds to the growing need for interdisciplinary and global learning in deviance studies.

To create a strong framework for inquiry, editor Robert Heiner has written a comprehensive introduction to each article that emphasizes the topic's relationship to theory and to ongoing trends affecting the United States and other countries. Throughout, careful attention to distant cultures will encourage students to understand deviance from an academic—and less emotional—perspective.

Ideal as either a main text or a supplementary reader, this collection builds on classic deviance theory and basic sociological concepts to introduce students to this complex subject. With its rich global perspective, Deviance Across Cultures will challenge and expand students' assumptions about social deviance—both at home and abroad.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195177091
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/06/2007
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Explaining Deviance

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